Vincent Demarco discusses the Maryland Health Initiative, legislation to double the tax on a pack of cigarettes and devote the revenues to providing health insurance for low income residents and to anti-smoking education. Topics: tobacco, smoking, health care
Since the GOP in Washington won't do it, Maryland needs to lead the way, argues Progressive Maryland director Tom Hucker, in hiking the minimum wage, still stuck at $5.15 an hour, and otherwise make the state more friendly to working families. (Host: Fred Feinstein) Topics: minimum wage, WalMart, health care, working families
January 2007 in The Coffee House: BURNING TOBACCO IN THE MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY It's called the Maryland Health Initiative and it aims to increase the number of residents with health insurance and fund anti-smoking education by doubling the state tax on a pack of cigarettes. Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition director Vincent Demarco argues that the bill will save thousands of lives by deterring smoking among teens and low-income residents, and save the state and taxpayers big dollars... Topics: health care, tobacco, climate change, clean energy, worker health and safety, poetry, music
byBread and Puppet, DeeDee Halleck, Tamar Schumann
Archival video footage from the Bread and Puppet Theater community, including performances and preparation for their productions. Archival video footage from the Bread and Puppet Theater community, including performances and preparation for their productions. Workshop in the ballroom with Nadine; exhibit of health care; start of pageant; Captain Kidd; goats; 13:19; horse skeleton; dancing paper dolls; wheat; Bread singers; Wheat with moths; Mother Earth enters; 1:02 Visit breadandpuppet.org to... Topics: Bread and Puppet, Nadine Bloch, health care, pageant performance, Mother Earth, puppet, theater,... Source: BetacamSP >Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
REP. DONNA EDWARDS ON CORPORATE FREE SPEECH, HEALTH CARE, WALL STREET, OIL SPILLS, IMMIGRATION, AFGHANISTAN AND OBAMA Completing her first full term in Congress, Maryland Democrat Donna Edwards has earned a national reputation and following as someone who does her homework and speaks her mind. She rejoins us to chat about, among other topics, her constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Courtâs recent ruling in Citizens United that corporations enjoy the First Amendment right to... Topics: politics, health care, oil spill, drilling, Afghanistan, immigration, juvenile justice, Vietnam,...